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Curriculum Vitae - Dr. Anjali Malpani Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Educational Qualifications 1986 D.G.O. College of Bombay. Physicians and Surgeons 1986 M.D. Bombay University. This is a...

Should I freeze my embryos ?

  When patients have only two blastocysts, they're often not sure what to do. Should they transfer both of them as fresh blastocysts? Should they freeze both of them and then do frozen transfers, one at a time? Or should they transfer one and freeze one? To help you...

What we still do not know about IVF treatment

IVF success rates have improved dramatically in the past few years, because the technology has become progressively better. However, one thing IVF teaches doctors very quickly is a lot of humility. This is because we still have no way of being able to predi...

Implantation Failure in IVF - Is the Uterus or the Embryo?

Using a systematic protocol will help in determining the cause of repeated failed implantation during In vitro fertilization treatment. In vitro fertilization does not have a 100% success rate. Good IVF doctors educate patients about the chances of failure before they...

Why do so many IVF cycles fail?

Most patients who do IVF expect that the cycle is going to work. After all, isn't the technology great? Shouldn't they get results after spending so much money? Aren't they going to a doctor who's promising them that they have a very good chance of get...

The embryologist - the unsung hero of the IVF clinic.

Lots of patients don't know how to evaluate how good or bad an IVF clinic is. This is hardly surprising , because when they go to an IVF clinic, all they do is see the doctor,  who is a clinician. However , the real heart of IVF treatment lies in the IVF laboratory, w...

But I need only one embryo to get pregnant !

Patients with poor ovarian reserve can be extremely hard to counsel, especially when they're young and have regular periods because they can't understand why they're not being able to get pregnant and why they're failing repeated IVF cycles. After all, they have eggs, t...

Why we should do only Day 5 transfers for poor ovarian responders

Lots of clinics do Day 5 ( blastocyst)  transfers, but they  usually reserve them for patients with a good ovarian response - patients who have good eggs and lots of embryos , because they're pretty confident that they will get Day 5 embryos. However, they will use dou...

Try, try again until you succeed - IVF success story !

Couple from Bangalore get preganant after multiple IVF cycles. We got married in the year 2003, ours being a love marriage. Initially we thought that making a baby would come to us naturally - after all, when couples spend time together, most will have a baby o...

Dr. Malpani-Testing for pregnancy after an embryo transfer in an IVF cycle

While all IVF patients understand with their heads that not every IVF cycle results in success, in their heart of hearts, every patient expects to get pregnant every time they do IVF ! This is why the 2ww after the embryo transfer can be so nerve-wracking ! Am I preg...